i to wouldn't mind paying a fee...- BIG_B,
personally dont see anything wrong with a nominal registration fee- DarrellS,
I dont have a problem with it- FishingSETX, or
I like the "stamp" idea- Night Wing
indy ag wrote:happy thought ...if it'll just get appropriated to the general fund do you really think tpwd is gonna lay out the extra administrative and enforcement costs, at their option, to collect it?
tenball wrote:Eneough is enough here !Just because folks fish from a plastic boat(kayak )and enjoy it we dont need THE MAN or our over zealous members making this into a crusade and carrying banners.I personally am swamped by registrations,licenses,memberships,taxes,rules ,regs on and on.Please leave my yak ,Beer drank in front yard and large breasted females alone ..Its all I have left
FishingSETX wrote:If this is going to actually benefit kayakers and not go into the general fund, then I dont have a problem with it. I think they ought to leave off the titling and numbering of yaks though. Maybe a registration card for each yak. This would cut out the titling fees. Maybe just a registration card with the kayaks serial number on it that you are required to show when asked by a warden. I think this would solve both the problem of high initial cost and of the numbers staying on.
One other option would be to not license a yak, but the paddler. Basically just a stamp on your fishing license or if you just paddle, they could set up their system to sell just the paddling stamp. Basically if you have ever bought an LPU permit, you know what I mean.
Again, if the funds were allocated to assist in building yak launches and paddling trails, i dont see a problem with it. no different than donating money for these purposes and I would imagine no-one on here would be against donating $10-$15 per year if access to good fishing/paddling locations was improved!!
Mythman wrote:For all the reasons already quoted in this post and others, I am unilaterally and totally against kayak registration by any government entity, period!!
scupper2 wrote:....allot of us Kayakers are for an additional tax than the one we are already paying.
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